Designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, The Sands Hotel and Spa is the newest glam reboot to the valley.
This ‘50s hotel located in Indian Wells is the perfect blend of Morocco and Midcentury glamour. With just 46 rooms, the hotel can accommodate seated weddings up to 180 guests. We do require the full resort (46 guest rooms) to be booked for a minimum of 2-nights to host a wedding with us over a weekend.
The Olive Grove is the ideal location for ceremonies and is framed by ancient Olive trees with an
imposing “desert rose” backdrop. Cocktails to follow at the Pink Cabana with dinner then being served
poolside. Guests are surrounded by black and white striped cabanas and Moroccan daybeds setting a true
desert vibe. After hours and dancing continues late into the evening with Pink Cabana’s unique libations.
Outdoor amplified music must conclude at 10pm however your event may extend in Pink Cabana until
2am with a hosted bar.
Our Food and Beverage Minimum varies between $30,000 - $40,000 on the night of your event before tax, gratuity and service charge. Our cuisine features seasonal Mediterranean-inspired fare along with an inventive drink list; all provided byThe Pink Cabana restaurant which was modeled after the area’s historic tennis clubs from the ‘50s and‘60s. We offer full bar service, plated and family style dinner service.
Our Venue Fee is $10,000 Friday-Sunday and includes all tables, white folding chairs, your choice color of floor length
linens, linen napkins, china, silver, stemware, bistro lighting and labor to convert the hotel’s various spaces into your unique vision. We do require a professional Wedding Planner to host an event with us.
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Tenley B. · Married on 03/09/2021
This venue is what wedding dreams are made of. We booked the entire venue for a Friday wedding and Saturday pool party and it was magical. We loved having our friends and family onsite for the entire weekend and absolutely loved working with Olivia Prescott, who manages the property. I am so grateful we found this gem and it will forever be the most special place to us!Sent on 10/08/2019
Rachel · Married on 11/11/2019
Wedding Venue of Our Dreams
My husband and I had our wedding at Sands in early November, 2019 and it was the most incredible venue we could have ever imagined. We chose Sands for a few reasons, the most obvious being that it's an absurdly beautiful space. Every corner you look is filled with chic, thoughtful touches. If you're looking to save money on decor for a wedding look no further, this hotel IS the decor and our photos turned out spectacular. More than just being photogenic, this place just has good karma. You walk in and immediately feel good, and our guests have been going on and on about how much they enjoyed staying there.
The second reason we chose Sands (and what ended up being key to our experience ) was the manager there named Olivia. Olivia knows her sh*t and is the most organized, thoughtful person you'll work with. We met with so many other venue managers in the area who seemed completely scattered or downright snotty. Olivia is neither of those things. She knows how to run a tight ship while making the process relaxing and fun. She made ALL the difference in the event, and the volume of typical venue headaches we avoided because of her is huge.
The last, and truly most spectacular reason this venue was amazing came down to the staff and service. When you stay at Sands, you feel like family. The staff are so kind, so attentive, and the service is first class. The food available at the Pink Cabana is also ludicrously delicious, and our guests raved about how good the dinner and snacks were at the event. My husband and I are big foodies with a shameless interest in good wine and this was available in spades at the venue.
We can't say enough good things about this place - if you're thinking of staying for a vacation, or hosting a memorable event, this is the place for you. I would dare to say there isn't another place in the desert you could find as special as this one.Sent on 12/03/2019
Stephanie S. · Married on 10/26/2019
Stunning venue and impeccable service!
I CANNOT say enough incredible things about the Sands Hotel & Spa as a wedding venue - from their level of service, quality of food and drink and incredible staff! My husband and I live in Chicago and pretty much planned everything from afar but felt totally at ease throughout the entire process thanks to Olivia Prescott (Director of Sales). She is knowledgeable about local vendors and beyond accommodating and turned our wedding day into a dream wedding weekend that beyond exceeded our expectations. Olivia is also VERY responsive throughout the entire planning process and always on top of things - she thinks of every detail and more! Along with our wedding, the Sands also hosted our Friday pool party and set up a bar by the pool, as well as a Sunday breakfast buffet by the pool. Every guest could not believe how delicious every meal and drink was throughout the entire weekend! During our tasting you sit down with the Pink Cabana’s sommelier and discuss wines and help create your signature cocktails! We and all of our guests did not want the wedding to end and the venue was beyond accommodating by extending the reception. And the venue itself makes a STUNNING backdrop - so many incredible photos!Sent on 11/04/2019